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Difference between biting and sucking lice

Winter is the prime time for lice populations on beef cattle to increase. As temperatures cool and hair coats grow longer, producers need to be monitoring their livestock. Constant rubbing is a sign or indicator your livestock may have biting … Read More

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Keep your cattle comfortable by controlling lice

“Don’t let your comfortable cattle become ‘lousy’ cattle,” urges Dr. Larry Hawkins. Hawkins is referring to the tiny louse, which can inflict major damage on entire herds of cattle during outbreaks in cold weather. “Don’t wait for such outbreaks to … Read More

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Strategies to manage lice in dairy cattle

Because lice often are inconspicuous, many dairy producers do not detect them until their cattle begin to show hair loss from the animals’ grooming activities. But by the time the infestation has progressed to this stage, populations of lice are … Read More

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Cold weather = perfect temperature for cattle lice

As fall temperatures give way to winter, cattle lice numbers will increase. Cattle lice are insects that thrive in cold conditions. Populations are most noticeable during December, January and February, and they decline during March when temperatures warm. Lice are … Read More

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Controlling lice in cattle starts with vigilance

During a recent webinar, a group of large-animal veterinarians discussed the habitual characteristics of lice and ways to help beef and dairy cattle producers manage these troublesome insects. They agreed that knowing the signs and symptoms are among the key … Read More

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Lice in dairy cattle

One of the most common is the cattle-chewing louse, Bovicola bovis. This species is about 1/8-in. long when fully grown, has a yellow-brown appearance and is most commonly found on the animal’s neck, back, hips and tailhead. B. bovis are not … Read More

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Use anthelmintics strategically to control worms

When it comes to worm control in beef and dairy cattle, what are the most common mistakes that producers make? “Not using anthelmintics strategically, and not monitoring the effectiveness of the products being used,” responded Dr. Tom Yazwinski, professor of … Read More

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Cattle deworming strategies

Cattle deworming is very important to reduce internal parasites. Cattle are not only threatened by outside pests like face flies and horn flies but also by internal parasites like lungworms and gastrointestinal roundworms. Anthelmintics—or dewormers—are used to control these internal parasites. Some anthelmintics … Read More

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Controlling internal parasites in beef and dairy cattle

The need to control internal parasites will exist as long as cattle are grazing pastures; however, parasite levels are not the same on all pastures or in all cattle. Pastures that are heavily stocked generally have a higher parasite burden … Read More

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Your cattle and their worms

If you’re in the cattle business, you’re also in the worm business. Also, generally, the more worms you’ve got, the less pounds of cattle—and money in your pocket—you get. Those are the words of Dr. Tom Yazwinski, who says that … Read More

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